Casey wants investigation into persistent post-storm power outages

    A week after an October snow storm blew through Pennsylvania, some utility customers remain without power.

    Sen. Bob Casey seems to be having the same reaction as the rest of us who’ve been able to move on with our lives: Uh, shouldn’t we able to restore power sooner?

    “Snow is par for the course in our state, so we need an investigation to figure out why the power has been out for so long to prevent this from happening again,” Casey said of his letter to the Public Utility Commission.

    Parts of the state got as much as a foot of snow last weekend, and many residents have been living without lights, heat and well pumps since then.

    “Across the state, 15,000 people are still without power nearly week after a late October snow storm,” Casey writes to PUC Chairman Robert F. Powelson. “I ask that you conduct a full and open investigation into the cause of the power outages and why it is taking so long to return power to so many Pennsylvanians.”


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